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LatinNews Daily - 19 February 2021

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In brief: Honduras’ foreign debt continues to rise

* Honduras’ central bank (BCH) has released a new report which shows Honduras's foreign debt (public and private) totalled US$10.85bn at the end of 2020, up US$1.33bn on the amount registered at the end of December 2019. Of the total, 83.8% corresponds to the public sector and 16.2% to the private sector. According to the report, 65.5% of the public foreign debt was contracted with multilateral organisations, 21.5% with commercial institutions (financial institutions and providers), and the remaining 13.0% with bilateral organisations.